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Areader2

Areader2

Joined March 2018

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies”George R.R. Martin
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1. When I found this app I immediately didn‘t want to be private, I wanted to interact with like minded readers and at the time 6 years or so people didn‘t really use their real names on social media,so since I am part of this reading community “I am a reader too” so became Areader2 😂my real name is Marlene
2.the Car mostly
3. Last book was God of the Woods
#wondrouswednesday

Areader2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was good, it‘s hard to review I liked it but didn‘t love 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5h
Eggs Thanks for joining in Marlene💙🩷💜 4h
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God of the Woods | Liz Moore
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This was a twisty story set in 1975.The back story and the story that Liz Moore builds in this thriller is built on the culture of that time period. The character development was deep and descriptive so that you weren‘t sure what you believed from one minute to the next well written with a very interesting ending
ReadAway2024 book 27

DieAReader 🥳🥳Great! 2d
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Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
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In Macbeth the weyward is associated with three witches also known as the weird sisters.This is a story of three woman through different time periods all three have different stories and all have sad abusive situations that they rise up from,they get their strength from nature and the powers they hold onto through the Weyward family of women,the power is pulled from the earth,nature and wildlife, which I loved.
#Readaway2024 book 26

DieAReader 🥳Great! 6d
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Endearing and humorous.Britt-Marie Was Here is a story of how we survive grief, and change but most importantly it's about community, and belonging. I really enjoyed the audio
#ReadAway2024 book 25

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 6d
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Mehso-so

This was fast paced and entertaining but that was about it
#ReadAway2024 book 24

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First Lie Wins: A Novel | Ashley Elston
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This gave me La Femme Nikita vibes, had some twists a good summer read
ReadAway2024 book 23

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3w
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Don't Forget to Write | Sara Goodman Confino
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I like this enough to finish it,the story was interesting and some characters I liked better then others and had a satisfying ending
#readaway2024 book 22

DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 4w
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The Covenant of Water | Abraham Verghese
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The Covenant of Water is a lusciously descriptive novel I was completely immersed in, the characters their interesting backstories, and interconnected lives. Verghese writes with such passion about relationships, history, and medical procedures. I loved the audio but the medical procedures were not my favorite.
Such wonderful symbolism throughout this novel
#ReadAway2024 book 21

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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The Taste of Ginger | Mansi Shah
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This Taste of Ginger, is a story about a young woman caught between cultures of her birth land India and America the place she grew up as a young child. There are themes of racism,casteism,first generational
immigration, and homophobia. I enjoyed the interwoven stories and how they reflected the issues but also was a journey of growth and the love of family.#ReadAway2024 book 20

DieAReader 🥳Fantastic! 1mo
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🌹I know this is hard to believe but Stephen King the only one that came close was Thinner I think it was maybe another author and him🤷🏼‍♀️
🌼Crescent City 🙄
🌺All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs I recently viewed the series All Creatures-loved it🧡 Thx for playing 👏🏻 1mo
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A little bit confusing in the beginning, but I really enjoyed it,part mystery with suspense, magic system around books , interesting characters it all comes to a satisfying conclusion that maybe I could see even continuing I hope !
#ReadAway2024 book 19

DieAReader 🥳Fantastic!! 2mo
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Shardless | Stephanie Fisher
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Mehso-so

This book was too long spotty world building, confusing magic system and more confusing conflicts I did like the main character scrappy personality, but the whole book was just so-so
Readaway2024 book 18

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This is a historical fantasy set in 1600 Madrid,I loved everything about this book the characters were well written the prose and style of writing were wonderful and it was all wrapped around a history that was riveting.
#readAway2024 book 17

Karisimo Just started it today! 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
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Love this special addition can‘t wait to read it !give me all the pretty books!🤩

Ruthiella Stunning! 🤩 2mo
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“But let it be my ambition and not my fear that seals my fate”

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Mehso-so

This started as a slow family drama with some twists I was surprised by , but it was just so-so for me
#ReadAway2024 book 16

DieAReader 👋🏻Next up! 2mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Tom Hanks is a wonderful narrator for this story the writing is just so good yet a little long in this one.The story follows Danny and Maeve and their childhood home The Dutch House with a mother who disappeared and a emotionally distant father,his new wife and children,and later Danny‘s wife and children this novel looks at two siblings who find home with each other
#Readaway2024 book 15

Graywacke Glad you enjoyed. Tom Hanks did such a great job. 2mo
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2mo
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1.family
2.health
3.books
Hopeful
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✈️

Eggs 💜🤗🩷 3mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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🙌 loved this book, absolutely recommend you get the audio Meryl Streep just does such a wonderful job
5⭐️
#readaway2024 book 14
Goal 2 #awesomeapril readathon

CogsOfEncouragement I started this yesterday after reading Our Town as prep. 3mo
Areader2 @CogsOfEncouragement you will enjoy it! 3mo
Andrew65 After reading The Dutch House last week this is one I want to get to. Tom Hanks did an excellent job of narrating that one.
Well done 👏👏👏
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Areader2 @andrew65 I will definitely get that one thanks! 3mo
Andrew65 @Areader2 Hope you enjoy it. 3mo
CogsOfEncouragement I second the motion! The Dutch House read by Hanks is superb. 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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Avalon Tower | C N Crawford, Alex Rivers
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A fea fantasy, with the basis set around Camelot, King Arthur,knights of the round table but also a spy element It does have the usual tropes but I liked that it was very different fast paced, I liked the characters so was a pick for me I will read the next one out in September.
#ReadAway2024 book 13
First goal met for #AwesomeApril readathon

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 3mo
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my goals are to finish Tom Lake audio loving it Meryl Streep is the narrator, 35% , finishing Avalon Tower by C N Crawford &Alex Rivers really enjoying this also about 50% left , then starting The Familiar so excited for that one

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As a dark tense psychological thriller this meets all the hype, it definitely had you guessing through the whole book and gives all the feels for all of it‘s craziness,wasn‘t my favorite thriller but it was a fast, entertaining read.
#readaway2024 book 11

DieAReader 🥳Great! 3mo
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The House on Biscayne Bay | Chanel Cleeton
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Mehso-so

A so so atmospheric story told with two time lines and two mysteries,overall was entertaining but wasn‘t as good as Mexican Gothic or The Daughter of Doctor Moreau
Book 10 #readaway2024

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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TARGET. Buy two get one free books
I ordered The Woman, pre ordered The Familiar and Onyx Storm special edition all for 41$ though I have also the 5% because I have the debit card but still a great deal

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Come and Get It | Kiley Reid
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Mehso-so

This was a so so character driven story about a college dorm and the RAs and students who live there and a visiting writing professor it was a slog until about 2/3. Honestly none of the characters were likable
#readaway2024 book 10
#MarvellousMarch

DieAReader 👋🏻👋🏻Next! 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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This was a slow burn but very worth all the layers unfolded in this dark academia, murder mystery the story revolves around and is narrated by Bodie a true crime podcaster, she is asked to teach a class at her alma mater that brings up her past time at the school and a mystery of its own that has haunted her much was wrapped up in this story and brings so much to light on many topics but was so well written
#MarvellousMarch#Readaway2024

DieAReader 🥳❤️‍🔥Awesome!! 4mo
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I am on board, my goal is to finish
Come and Get It by Kiely Reid
And also finish I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai

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TheSpineView Happy Litsyversary!🥳🥳🥳 4mo
maich Happy Litsyversary1💐💐💕🎉 4mo
Deblovestoread Happy Litsyversary 🎉 4mo
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Amiable Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉 4mo
dabbe HL! 💚💙💚 4mo
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Set in England Annabelle a woman from the country is strong and smart living in a unfortunate situation gets the chance to go to Oxford college in London,she gets involved in the suffrage movement and meets a Duke with different views, and the story takes off,I enjoyed the writing,all the characters and the fact it wasn‘t just a romance but was wrapped around woman‘s rights and politics made it more interesting book 7 #readaway2024

DieAReader 🥳Great! 4mo
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What sweet fun whimsical story I devoured in audio, will definitely be reading more of this series !
Book 6 #readaway2024

DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 4mo
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The Drowning Woman | Robyn Harding
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This is really between a pick and so-so,but as much as I think the plot was over the top , it had edge of your seat suspense and ended up being a fast paced thriller
Book 5 #ReadAway2024

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 5mo
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Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo
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I wanted to finish this book I am 61 % in and I just can‘t do it anymore,so disappointed because I did like Ninth House

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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Mad Honey | Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan
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This was a stirring emotional book of hurt and hopelessness but also love, and resilience. What I love about J.P books is that you are pulled in there is always something unexpected and she uses wonderful symbolism. I think Boylan also added so much. This story makes you think, gives you not only perspective on topics that are important and wraps it all in a suspenseful intriguing story
#readaway2024

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When the Moon Hatched | Sarah A Parker
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Wow this book was a wild ride over 700 pages and I read it in 17 days a book this thick normally takes me over a month , I just couldn‘t stop reading it if your a fantasy junky like me pick this one up , some trigger warnings, but I really enjoyed it and will definitely read the next one
book 4 #ReadAway2024

DieAReader 🥳Great! 6mo
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Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
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My plan for my reading this year was to read more diverse and thought provoking books ,this book was very much that.This is speculative fiction,Bradbury tells a tale of what the future would look like without books,how as a society we let it happen it shows us how books might not give us all the answers but makes us ask the questions,they challenge you and make you think.#joyousjanuary
Book 2 of #readawya2024

DieAReader 🥳Great! 6mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 6mo
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Two Twisted Crowns | Rachel Gillig
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This picked up from the first book, loved the atmosphere , the magic system, it was unique which I loved , had all the feels and great characters.
Book 1 of #readaway2024 #joyousjanuary

DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 6mo
emz711 I've heard good things 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 6mo
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On board for #joyousjanuary started Fahrenheit 451 today and finishing Two Twisted Crowns #readathon

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I am in, my goal for 35 books 📖 in 2024
I want to read a few more non fiction and maybe a few out of my comfort zone stories,not sure what these books will be but I am planning for a more diverse year ! #readaway2024

DieAReader Awesome goals❤️‍🔥Great to have you with us! 7mo
Andrew65 Best of luck, great to have you with us 😁 7mo
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Iron Flame | Rebecca Yarros
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This took me a long time to read between getting Covid and the holidays and some other stuff took me forever! But I enjoyed it, it was a little long but I really like the characters so spending time with them and they‘re adventures was worth it,and the story is just fun looking forward to the next one!

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Starting this beauty and my goals for #NovelNovember are complete

Andrew65 Brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🎉🎊 Having just read Fourth Wing I look forward to seeing what you think of this book. 8mo
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A pretty good thriller mystery a lot of different twists , the ending was good. 2 book #NovelNovember

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 8mo
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Check out all the kindle daily deals I just bought
Two Twisted Crowns by Rachel Gillig for 2.99
😉✌🏼

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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This was a fascinating story of Belle De Costa Greene also known as Belle Marion Greener a black woman who lived her life as a white woman because her and her family were fair skinned, she became a successful art and rare manuscripts curator for JPMorgan‘s Pierpont Morgan Library, a wonderful historical fiction
Book1 of #NovelNovember #readathon

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 8mo
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Love to join these #readathons
1. Finishing Twenty Years Ago
2 The Librarians Assistant
3. Starting Iron Flame #novelnovember

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 8mo
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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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This was a crazy ride, all over the place crazy , but the writing keeps you engaged and wanting more in a twisted way ! But I like it,the audio is the way to go it‘s so good

Ruthiella Agree! Moira Quirk is amazingly good. 8mo
GondorGirl @Ruthiella that woman could read the phone book and I'd be fascinated! 8mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Mehso-so

This was just ok for me what I did enjoy was the atmosphere and the short chapters ,but the characters even the main character Elin just were lack luster and the plot tried to be clever and surprising but in the end it didn‘t work for me.

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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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This was a book of magic mixed with feminism, three woman each with different gifts come together to solve disturbing disappearances of young girls in a beach town, definitely some trigger warnings for violence, but overall a good book
I had planned different books for #outstandingoctober but this was a audio so it worked , two books read !

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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Mehso-so

Probably a unpopular opinion but this story fell flat for me, four sisters close together in so many ways and yet they get pulled apart in a very family drama way. This starts in 70/80 moves to early 2000 and has nods to Little Woman,but something was off with the feel of the story I can‘t put my finger on
#outstandingoctober #readathon

TheLudicReader It was all tell…at least that‘s why it didn‘t work for me (among other reasons). 9mo
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I am in,life has been crazy lately and anxiety has kept my reading down but I am pushing for this readathon to snap me back in goals:
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
sanitarium by Sarah Pearse
#outstandingoctober #readathon
After Twenty Years Charlie Donlea

Andrew65 Hope the Readathon helps you. Great to have you with us, good luck 😁 9mo
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This was a wonderful historical fiction, set in the 1853 on the Oregon trail Naomi a recent young widow travels with her family to California to start a new life. John who is part Pawnee and part white called a two foot is a mule handler and decides to take this trip and the adventure begins. If anyone like 1883 the prequel to Yellowstone you would like this book. Also some of the characters are based on true people.I will read this author again

AnnR Thanks for posting. That's a thoughtful review. I have this one sitting on my kindle. I think I need to refocus on my tbr in 2024, but the Litsy buddy reads are always so tempting! 10mo
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